ICT (Information and Communications Technology) studies


ICT is an innovative course of full-time studies (for both engineering and master’s degrees) combining achievements from the fields of computer science and telecommunications. Students learn about creating network applications and IT services, designing and optimizing computer networks, processing and transmission of all kinds of information (photos, sounds, movies, text), as well as how to secure this information on the web. Classes are taught by the Department of Telecommunications of AGH in cooperation with companies such as Akamai, Cisco, Comarch, DreamLab, Ericsson, Google, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, and Orange.


Graduates of the first degree studies have knowledge about:

  • Internet networks, mobile networks, Wi-Fi networks, operator networks,
  • operating systems and programming languages, including object-oriented and script languages, creating websites, as well as writing web and network applications (also for smartphones),
  • network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls,
  • databases and network data centers, virtualization, and cloud computing,
  • processing and sending all kinds of data: text, sound, movies (including 3D),
  • security of the Internet and services offered by it.

In addition, graduates of the second degree studies have knowledge of:

  • the directions of network and software development, including social media, augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things, network virtualization, cloud computing and open-source software,
  • processing of large amounts of data (big data, data mining),
  • software security, hacking attacks, penetration tests, computer viruses, and data encryption,
  • project management and working in large ICT projects,
  • setting up their own company focused on innovation in the field of IT.

Graduates of the first degree studies can:

  • write, using appropriate platforms and programming environments, their own web applications, web services, and interactive websites,
  • create databases and applications for mobile phones (smartphones),
  • solve programming tasks using their own algorithms,
  • configure network devices, such as routers, switches, and firewalls (including virtual networks),
  • perform computer simulations of the operation of services and data transmission in ICT networks,
  • design computer networks and telecommunications systems (wired and wireless), including mobile networks and Wi-Fi networks,
  • administer IT systems and networks,
  • perform analysis of data traffic (video, phone calls, data files) on the Internet,
  • process digital data, graphics, and video files (including 3D),
  • create advanced graphic designs and computer games,
  • test the security of computer networks and network devices and design appropriate security systems.

In addition, graduates of the second degree studies can:

  • design a complete set of security procedures for a company's computer and / or wireless network,
  • perform an analysis of the operation of a complex ICT network and the quality of services provided in it,
  • design applications based on programming platforms for automatic code creation,
  • work in a team and manage a complex ICT or programming project,
  • carry out research and development tasks,
  • open their own company in the IT industry, after preparing a business plan with ideas for raising capital.


After the third year of studies, students of ICT participate in 4-week internships in a company from the IT industry. This can be a company dealing with developing network / WWW applications, creating software for network devices, designing and planning networks, producing and configuring network equipment, or be a network operator, a network service provider, or a company specializing in network administration. Internships can be completed at a company in Krakow or outside of Krakow, with foreign internships also possible.

Professional perspectives

Graduates can work as:

  • programmers and software developers,
  • engineers and testers of network devices,
  • network administrators,
  • security specialists,
  • trainers in the field of IT solutions,
  • network designers,
  • data analysts,
  • graphics and computer game designers,
  • IT Project managers,
  • start-up owners.


  • operators of telecommunication networks,
  • programming companies, designing IT applications (network / web),
  • service providers and manufacturers of network equipment,
  • companies designing ICT networks,
  • IT training companies,
  • independent consultants dealing with network solutions,
  • research institutes and R&D departments of ICT companies,
  • own company.

Popular companies chosen by ICT graduates are: Akamai, Cisco, Comarch, Delphi, DreamLab, Ericsson, IBM, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. Graduates of these studies also willingly set up their own companies, at the beginning usually as innovative start-ups specializing in modern IT technologies.

Graduates of ICT do not have any problems finding a job, it is rather the job that is looking for them! Most ICT students are already working during their third year of studies.